When Is National Play Day?

The internet history of Play Day

5th of August is National Play Day

  First detected on the 24th of June 2015

  2,938 tweets


Is It Play Day Today?

It's Play day on the 5th of August.

The most recent detection of references to Play Day was 1 week, 5 days ago.

There were many celebrations relating to national holdiays written about on social media that our algorithms picked up on the 5th of August. In total we detected 93 total unique days being shared such as Underwear Day which had 7,525 people talking about it, or Oyster Day having 2,533 tweets.


How Is The Date For Play Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Play Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on Aug. 5, 2015 across social media making references to 'Play Day'. Our algorithms examine all of the references to National Days across social media and updates whatnationaldayisit.com hourly, with our homepage displaying the current national day, including others such as: Play, Law Enforcement Appreciation or Handloom Day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Play Day date is used as opposed to being connected with any Government sacntioned lists :D Hurrah for democracy by concensus!


I'd Like To Promote National Play Day

We've put together the following resources full of nifty tips on how to increase the reach of Play Day. The resources include: graphs, badges, and resources on what steps to take to boost Play Day's visibility.

Can I Register Play Day?

We don't have an international authority or governmental remit to declare any officially celebrated "national Play day". We only aim to programatically reflect what 'National Day' it is based of what The Internet Says It Is. We believe this is much more fun as it reflects the nature of how the most amusing / interesting national days are often created organically and grow based off popular social trends and sharing, as such we don't add new days to our database unless they are organically observed on social media.



Is it National Play Day Everywhere?

Yes? No.. Sort of | Maybe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What's really intersting is how whilst some National Days like National Daughters Day are seemingly celebrated internationally irrespective of geography, some very popular days (That often become the No. 1 National Day on our homepage) are in fact locally very specific and are offical holidays celebrated on a Country's national calendar. Take National Rambutan Day for instance, Rambutan is a popular Souteast Asian fruit and not seen so much in the UK, Europe or the USA. Some regionally specific trends subsequently become immensely popular internationally and worldwide, partly fuelled by widely shared 'National Days', National Pabebe Wave Day being one such example.


We're now tracking the sentiment around every mention of Play day to show how people feel about Play. See if people like Play here.
We're detecting how Play affects other things more widely than just being a celebrated day. See how Play affects company share prices.


Hang On, It Was National Play Day Already This Year..!?

Yes, this is strangely enough entirely possible. The date shown for National Play Day can change, if for instance several hundred people tweeted about Play Day in early April, then in May a few thousand people tweeted about Play day, then the date shown for National Play Day, could come up twice :D

We have also detected mentions of Play day on;



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National Play Day

It's Play Day
On August 5th


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National Play Day, on the 5th of August

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